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Kenneth picks former footballer Shikanda as his running mate

Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Peter Kenneth has named former footballer Dan Shikanda as his running mate for the August 8 general elections.

Mr Kenneth, who will be running as an independent candidate, made the announcement on Wednesday at the PK Hub in Westlands, Nairobi.

Dr Shikanda is a former footballer star who turned out for AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia during his playing days.

However, Dr Shikanda is no stranger to elective politics having contested the Makadara Constituency seat in 2007 on a Narc ticket after decamping from ODM. He lost the contest to Mr Dick Wathika of PNU.

Thereafter he served briefly as the chairman of Football Kenya Federation (FKF), Nairobi branch, before being suspended by then FKF President Sam Nyamweya.

Recently, Dr Shikanda has been a football pundit for South African pay TV SuperSport in the Kenyan Premier League.